Card How-to, Cardmaking

Holiday Card Series Day 6: Merriest Reindeer Wishes

Hello there! It’s Day Six of the Holiday Card Series and I’m sharing a no stamping, two-tone card today. I know that I’ve mentioned this before, but there are days that I don’t feel like stamping or coloring, yet I still want to make a card. On those days I rely on my metal or electronic cut dies. These cards usually use minimal supplies and once you do all the die cutting, are relatively quick to put together.

I went through my stash, and found a few oldies but goodies to use. I saw several recent releases with adorable reindeer dies, but I held out and I’m glad that I did. I found the Spellbinders Reindeer in my stash, which is in the same style of the newer releases. This is why I encourage people to go through their supplies. Just like fashion, the cardmaking industry goes through trends and what was out a few seasons ago may just resurface again down the line.

I decided to combine the Reindeer with another older embossing folder, Plaid Company, also from Spellbinders, as well as a scalloped stitched frame from Pinkfresh Studios. After picking out my dies, I used some scrap paper to die cut my piece. I went for a two-tone looking, using red and white as my colors.

Since I only used red and white, I relied on dimension and texture to really make this card pop. The plaid background offer some interest and I built up the frame to highlight the Reindeer. The red tone gave the card a touch of color and made it more festive, although I’m pretty sure an all-white card would have been stunning (Hmmm, maybe next time?). I completed the look with a red baker’s twin bow.

Overall, this card came together nicely and I used up some of that scrap paper.

To see how I made this card, you can watch the video here:

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